CIVILITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CIVILITY
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civility
 n.  act of showing regard for others; courteous behavior; politeness; citizenship
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Seeing a respectably-dressed person, a lady as she supposed, she came forward with civility.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
2  Miss Bingley succeeded no less in the real object of her civility; Mr. Darcy looked up.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 11
3  Mr. Collins repeated his apologies in quitting the room, and was assured with unwearying civility that they were perfectly needless.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
4  Mr. Darcy was eyeing him with unrestrained wonder, and when at last Mr. Collins allowed him time to speak, replied with an air of distant civility.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
5  I may thank you, Eliza, for this piece of civility.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 30
6  At length, however, his civility was so far awakened as to inquire of Elizabeth after the health of her family.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 30
7  Elizabeth received them with all the forbearance of civility, and, at the request of the gentlemen, remained at the instrument till her ladyship's carriage was ready to take them all home.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 31
8  She answered him with cold civility.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 34
9  Words were insufficient for the elevation of his feelings; and he was obliged to walk about the room, while Elizabeth tried to unite civility and truth in a few short sentences.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 38
10  He absolutely started, and for a moment seemed immovable from surprise; but shortly recovering himself, advanced towards the party, and spoke to Elizabeth, if not in terms of perfect composure, at least of perfect civility.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
11  Elizabeth said as little to either as civility would allow, and sat down again to her work, with an eagerness which it did not often command.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
12  He was received by Mrs. Bennet with a degree of civility which made her two daughters ashamed, especially when contrasted with the cold and ceremonious politeness of her curtsey and address to his friend.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
13  When the gentlemen rose to go away, Mrs. Bennet was mindful of her intended civility, and they were invited and engaged to dine at Longbourn in a few days time.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
14  The fact is, that you were sick of civility, of deference, of officious attention.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 60
15  Heathcliff had not the habit of bestowing a single unnecessary civility on Miss Linton, I knew.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Example Sentence: (120 in 9 pages)
16  His courage in defending religious and civil rights inspired many outside the church.
17  It was argued that the civil and political status and rights of the citizen must be enshrined in a bill of rights.
18  He said a civil good morning.
19  The Channel Tunnel project is the biggest civil engineering project in Europe.
20  He trained as a civil engineer.
21  The awful spectre of civil war looms over the country.
22  The real danger is civil unrest in the east of the country.
23  He left the army and resumed civil life.
24  They were married in a civil ceremony in May.
25  Junior and middle-ranking civil servants have pledged to join the indefinite strike.
26  The criminals were deprived of their civil rights.
27  Helicopters are mainly used for military rather than civil use.
28  In June the civil war intensified.
29  He was a loyal, distinguished and very competent civil servant.
30  He gained a reputation as being a staunch defender/supporter of civil rights.